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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP7080685, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
MV0991, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 4.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY (MOD. A)
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Animal Medicine, Production and Health
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian

Teacher in charge CARLO GUGLIELMINI VET/08

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses VET/08 Clinical Veterinary Medicine 4.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 4th Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 4.0 40 60.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined


Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: Required course: Medical semeiotics and clinical methodology
Target skills and knowledge: • Knowledge of imaging clinical anatomy of domestic animals
in relation to the main diagnostic imaging techniques;
• Knowledge of technical and physical basis for image formation in relation to the main diagnostic imaging techniques (X-Ray and Echo)
• Knowledge and skills for recognizing the main disorders of domestic animals
• Knowledge of pathophysiology and symptoms of the main diseases and syndromes of domestic animals
• Knowledge of the use of auxiliary techniques including diagnostic imaging (X-Ray and Echo) for diagnosing animal diseases/syndromes
Examination methods: Written examination (multiple choice question and open answer question) at the end of the course
Assessment criteria: Evaluation of the knowledge and skills of the student in recognizing and diagnosing the main internal medicine diseases of the animals as well as recognizing the main radiographic and ultrasonographic features of animal pathology

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: Knowledge of etiology, pathophysiology, clinical signs and diagnosis of veterinari internal medicine.
• Respiratory system: Diseases of the nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lung, pleura, mediastinum and diaphragm.
• Cardio-circulatory system: Congenital cardiac disease; cardiac arrhythmias; diseases of the pericardium, myocardium, endocardium and great vessels; heart failure.
• Hemopoietic system: Anemia, Leukemia, haemostatic disorders.
• Digestive system: Diseases of the mouth, esophagus, stomach and forestomach, small and large bowel, peritoneum, liver and exocrine pancreas.
• Musculoskeletal system: Diseases of the muscles and bones.
• Urinary system: Diseases of kidney, ureters, bladder and urethra; renal failure.
• Endocrine system: Diseases of the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands and exocrine pancreas.
• Metabolic diseases: Chetosis, tetany and hypocalcemia.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course include:
40 hours of theoretical lectures of veterinary internal medicine

The course includes the “hands on” practical activity of the “Tirocinio” in Internal medicine under the supervision of a teacher
Additional notes about suggested reading: • Slides of the lectures available on Moodle platform (
• Web sites:

Meetings with students at Department MAPS every day following appointment with the teacher
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • NELSON-COUTO, Medicina interna del cane e del gatto. 4° ed. italiana,. --: Elsevier-Masson,, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • SMITH, Large animal internal medicine, 4° ed.,. --: Mosby Elsevier,, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • ROSE, Manuale di clinica del cavallo, 1° ed. italiana,. --: Antonio Delfino Editore,, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • PEZZA F., RUFFO G., FOSSATI P., Diritto e Legislazione veterinaria,. --: Ed. Point Veterinaire Ita, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • ETTINGER - FELDMAN, Textbook of veterinary internal medicine, 8° ed.,. --: Elsevier,, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • ETTINGER - FELDMAN, Clinica medica veterinaria - Malattie del cane e del gatto. 3 ed. italiana,. --: Elsevier-Masson,, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • REED-BAYLY-SELLON, Equine internal medicine, 3° ed.,. --: Elsevier,, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • RUFFO G., Legislazione Veterinaria.. --: Poletto Editore., 2003. Cerca nel catalogo